Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte willing to join other political parties
MANILA, Philippines – Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte on Wednesday said he is willing to join other political parties following his adoption by the National Unity Party (NUP), one of the biggest parties in the House of Representatives.
In a statement, the presidential son said that his main task as House deputy speaker for political affairs is to “unify all members of Congress towards a common goal” to improve the lives of the Filipino people.”
“To all other political groups out there, I am still up for adoption! If being adopted by most, if not all, political parties is to be of service to the people, then I am more than willing to join all of you,” the neophyte congressman added.
The former Davao City vice mayor also thanked NUP and the public for trusting him as he called for unity.
“In unity there is strength. Let us show the Filipino people that we can all be united towards one common goal. This would be a first in Philippine politics, and it happened under the Duterte administration,” Paolo added.
Aside from being an adopted NUP member, President Rodrigo Duterte’s son also leads the local party Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod.
The younger Duterte was a no-show at NUP’s oath-taking of new members and election of officers Tuesday due to a family commitment, according to Brian Yamsuan, the party’s deputy secretary – general for public affairs. /gsg
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